Choosing a Masters in Technology Management? Focus on Program Design

Don’t overlook or devalue program design when considering masters in technology management programs. Many programs will offer you the knowledge you need to succeed on the job, but how the programs deliver that knowledge and how disruptive they are to your professional and personal life could have long-term effects.

Important questions to consider regarding the program design in masters in technology management programs:

  • Are the classes scheduled at times that accommodate your current professional and personal commitments?
  • Does the program provide out of the classroom learning experiences such as a global residency or consulting program?
  • Does the length of the program fit your career timeline?

The Master’s in Technology Management at George Mason has a relevant and focused curriculum, experienced faculty, flexible program design for working professionals, active IT industry and global partnerships, and accomplished students and alumni. Completed in just 16 months, students take classes on Saturdays to avoid any career interruption. A weeklong global residency provides firsthand experience on how technology is managed in the global marketplace. Additionally, the program’s capstone course serves as an intensive consulting project in which students build on their program course work to develop a proposal for a technology management solution to solve a business problem faced by a company or a division of a company.

“The capstone project helped us to see that technology is more than just technology. It’s really about how you use technology to accomplish something bigger.” -Sudhindra Yapalparvi ’05, Head of Project Management, Messaging Security & Infrastructure, SWIFT.

Mason’s MS in Technology Management helps you further your technology leadership career, positioning you to take advantage of opportunities as you sharpen your ability to adapt and excel in an ever rapidly changing business environment.

Download the complete e-book titled “How Graduate Education Advances Your Career in Technology Management” for a more in-depth look at this topic.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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